Momtinis and Vino {Recap}

KC Mom Blog Momtini and VinoOne week ago,  30+ KC moms braved the pouring rain to attend a wine tasting event hosted by Hy-Vee. We had a wonderful time sampling wines and listening to one Frenchman and one Romanian explain where each wine came from in the Bordeaux region of France. Marian shared 6 different wines with us that are all available from Terra Firma USA at your local Hy-Vee store. His co-conspirator Pierre is the person who goes to the different vineyards in France and negotiates for the exportation of these delicious wines. If you’ve never been to a wine tasting before, we HIGHLY recommend you sign up for one at your local Hy-Vee. Not all of the area Kansas City Hy-Vee’s offer them due to different state laws but you can always ask your Hy-Vee when/if they do them.

KC Mom Blog Momtini and Vino

Marian, Pierre, and Pierre’s father who flew in from France that afternoon!

We cannot sing the praises of these guys enough. For many of us, this was our first wine tasting. I think we would all agree that any future wine tasting experience will be compared to this one as Marian and Pierre wowed us with their vast knowledge of wine AND their ability to make a bunch of moms feel beautiful, important and relaxed on an evening out sans kids.

KC Mom Blog Momtini and Vino

Another fun benefit of the evening was hearing from Rebecca, the Club Manager of the 64th Street Hy-Vee. She shared some great information about how moms can utilize the club room. For more information on this, we suggest you read this post from last week that was very popular with KC moms. Turns out, lots of KC moms are interested in freezer clubs offered at various Hy-Vees across the metro!

KC Mom Blog Momtini and Vino

KC Mom Blog Momtini and Vino

Marian explains where this bottle of wine came from.

Marian and Pierre were so helpful. They helped each of us understand which wines go with certain types of food, and at one point Pierre was given a dollar bill after he lost a bet to one of the moms. Pierre bet one mom $1 that she wouldn’t like the merlot. Pierre and his french accent can be very convincing . . .

KC Mom Blog Momtini and Vino

KC Mom Blog Momtini and Vino

 

KC Mom Blog Momtini and Vino

Overall, we had a blast sipping on wine, and enjoying the finger food Rebecca and her team made for us. Artisan bread, fruit and cheese trays, delicious desserts and of course . . . GIVEWAWAYS!

KC Mom Blog Momtini and Vino

That’s right! A KCMB event isn’t complete without some giveaways. The 64th Street Hy-Vee graciously provided Curtis Stone cookware to be given away.

Thank you again to the 64th Street Hy-Vee for hosting us and to Marian and Pierre for entertaining us over the course of the evening. One thing is certain-KC moms had a great time connecting with each other offline and we can’t wait to do it again!

KC Mom Blog Momtini and Vino

KC Mom Blog Momtini and Vino

 To see more pictures of the event, head on over to our Facebook page and click on the Momtinis and Vino’s Album. Our pictures were taken by the talented Lai of Bokeh Story Photos.  Thank you Lai! To learn more about her read below:

Lai is a working mom of two Irish twins. She is an interaction designer by day, solving complex usability problems and designing user experiences for web and mobile solutions She takes limited photo sessions on the weekends, so that she can spend time with her little ones. Lai owns Bokeh Story Photos and is located in Liberty,MO. She loves bokeh (quality of blur in an image) and using her photography to tell stories of her subjects. Lai owns two studios in the Kansas City metro area. She takes baby and children’s photos in her Liberty studio using natural light. Her downtown boutique studio is fully equipped with fancy lighting gears and it is great for small family photos, senior pictures, head shots, modeling, and fashion editorial work. Lai also takes on location photos sessions with weather permits  The majority of her work is lifestyle and portraiture. Give her a call if you want to book a Christmas session with her. She is giving out a free 8 x 10 print from your session after like her Facebook page.

Be sure you  also “like” your local Hy-Vee store on Facebook. If you want to keep up with the 64th St. Hy-Vee, like their Facebook page here.

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